Raspberry Jam Oat Bars | RecipeTin Eats


The allure of a crumble pie however in handy hand-held type, Raspberry Jam Oat Bars have a buttery oatmeal biscuit base, a layer of jam, then topped with a crumble. Love how the identical combination is used for the bottom and crumbly topping. Useful – and quick to make!

Stack of Raspberry jam oat bars

Simple raspberry jam oat bars

These are deliciously buttery crumble bars which might be excellent for any event. You’ll love the mix of the candy fruity jam filling sandwiched between the oatmeal cookie base and the crumbly golden topping.

And also you’ll particularly love how fast these are to get within the oven! Related jam bar recipes name for softened butter to be creamed with an electrical beater (like for oatmeal cookies) or rubbed into flour utilizing your fingers (like for shortbread).

In distinction, my recipe begins with melted butter which is simply blended with a picket spoon with oats, flour and so on. I’ve made it the usual method, and my method, and the distinction is barely discernible.

So my simpler method it’s!

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Pouring jam onto Raspberry jam oat bars

What goes in raspberry jam oat bars

Whereas these are made with raspberry jam, it may be made with any jam flavour your coronary heart needs. Strawberry, blueberry, marmalade, apricot!

Ingredients in Raspberry jam oat bars
  • Jam – As famous above, any flavour jam you need can be utilized! I used raspberry.

  • Rolled oats – Not fast oats or steel-cut oats. Simply plain conventional oats.

  • Flour – Simply plain / all objective flour. Wholemeal / wholewheat flour will work too. I haven’t tried with gluten-free flour or almond meal (floor almonds).

  • Butter – Unsalted butter. No must carry to room temperature as we are going to soften it.

  • Sugar – Brown sugar provides pretty caramel-y flavour to the bottom. Nevertheless, in the event you’re out, white sugar could be substituted.

  • Egg – A big one, from a carton labelled with the scale “giant”. Business normal is 55 – 60g / 2 oz every.

  • Baking powder – Simply 1/2 teaspoons provides a little bit of elevate. It doesn’t make the biscuit base cake, it simply prevents it from baking right into a concrete block.

  • Salt – Only a pinch, to carry out the opposite flavours. It doesn’t make it salty.

Crumble topping for Raspberry jam oat bars

The making half – fast & straightforward!

One oats biscuit combination is used for the bottom and the crumbly topping. Handy!

How to make Raspberry jam oat bars
  1. Oat cookie combination – Soften the butter in a bowl within the microwave. Combine in sugar, then egg, then the flour, oats, baking powder and salt.

  2. Unfold in pan – Line a 20cm/8″ sq. metallic pan with paper with overhang to make it straightforward to elevate out later. Unfold 1 1/2 cups of the oat combination throughout the bottom. I partially unfold it out utilizing a picket spoon, semi reducing / urgent the clumps. Then I end it with my palms.

  3. Press the bottom in firmly and make the floor moderately easy. We’re making a country dish right here, so no must go to city on an extremely easy floor.

  4. Unfold jam throughout the floor. In case your jam is a bit agency jelly-like, you would possibly wish to heat it up briefly to make it simpler to unfold.

  5. Crumble remaining oat combination throughout the floor utilizing your fingers.

  6. Bake for half-hour at 200°C/400°F (180°C fan-forced) or till the floor is golden. Cool within the pan earlier than lifting out utilizing the overhang paper and reducing into 16 squares.

    TIP to hurry up the cooling: cool half-hour on the counter, half-hour in fridge.

Cut up Raspberry jam oat bars
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Hand holding Raspberry jam oat bar

These actually is likely to be one of many quickest bars ever to make. Effectively, the 5 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are a sizzling contender for the World’s Speediest Bars too. 🙂

Tuck them into lunch containers. Take them to guide membership. Serve them for afternoon tea.

Or, for one thing completely different, serve them as dessert, heat like apple crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on prime. YES! – Nagi x

PS These caramelised bits alongside the sides are the BEST. Like a chewy sweet. I’ll battle you for them!

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Best Ever Raspberry Jam Bars


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Recipe video above. The allure of a crumble pie however in handy hand-held type, Raspberry Jam Oat Bars have a buttery oatmeal base, a layer of jam, then topped with a crumble. Love how the identical combination is used for the bottom and crumbly topping. Useful – and quick to make!


  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F (180°C fan). Grease a 20cm/8″ metallic pan with butter then line with baking/parchment paper with overhang (so it may be lifted out as soon as cooked).

  • Oatmeal cookie base – Soften butter in a microwave proof bowl. Combine in sugar till lump free. Add egg then combine till integrated. Then add flour, oats, baking powder and salt and blend till you possibly can now not see flour.

  • Base – Unfold 1 1/2 cups of the combination within the ready pan, and press in together with your palms. Unfold with jam (microwave to loosen, if wanted), then use your palms to crumble the remaining combination excessive (Observe 3).

  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or till the highest is deep golden. Take away and permit to totally cool within the pan (~ 2 hours) earlier than lifting out of the tin utilizing the baking paper. (Pace issues up: 30 min counter, 30 minute fridge)

  • Reduce into 16 squares. Take pleasure in!

Recipe Notes:

1. Crumble topping – The combination will probably be a bit clumped collectively so use your fingers to crumble it onto the highest. 
2. Optionally available further: 1/2 cup of chopped nuts into the biscuit combination.
3. Retailer in an hermetic container for five days within the fridge. Deliver to room temperature earlier than consuming!
Diet per slice, assuming 16 slices. 

Diet Data:

Serving: 54gEnergy: 216cal (11%)Carbohydrates: 35.8g (12%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fats: 7.2g (11%)Saturated Fats: 4.2g (26%)Ldl cholesterol: 27mg (9%)Sodium: 52mg (2%)Potassium: 74mg (2%)Fiber: 1.1g (5%)Sugar: 15.8g (18%)Vitamin A: 200IU (4%)Calcium: 20mg (2%)Iron: 1.1mg (6%)

Initially revealed July 2016, within the days earlier than I realized learn how to make recipe movies! Up to date March 2023 with a recipe video, glowing new pictures and far wanted clear up of the writing.

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As a result of I do have a comfortable spot for hand-held goodies.

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Usually I replace this part with present Dozer happenings, however I although you would possibly like this from the unique publication date – Dozer suspiciously sniffing a runaway raspberry, upset he didn’t get to style take a look at the Raspberry Bars!

Dozer Raspberry Bars


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